Annual 9/11 Memorial Ceremony
11 September 2021
The Patriot Guard Riders have been invited to stand in silent honor as we remember those who lost their lives from the attacks on the 20th Anniversary of the 11th day of September 2001 at the Veterans Memorial, located in Elderville.
The birth of the Veterans Memorial
A Jefferson Township Honor Roll was originally in front of the former Eldersville Grade School and dedicated in the middle of World War II. The names of the veterans who served from 1943 until the end of World War II were not on the Honor Roll.
The original Honor Roll was wood and surrounded by a sandstone wall and contained 137 names of Jefferson Township Veterans, but the wood section of the Honor Roll was deteriorating. A decision was made by the board to erect a new Veterans Memorial on its property and the contract to erect a new Veterans Memorial was signed on the 4th of April 2005. After researching, over 1100 names of veterans who had lived in Jefferson Township will then be engraved in the granite of the new monument. On the 17th of June 2006, the Jefferson Township Veterans Memorial was dedicated.
Rock of Ages in Wintersville, Ohio designed and erected a second monument and a sketch of the original monument was engraved in the granite of this new monument and was dedicated on Memorial Day, Monday, the 26th of May 2008.
The Jefferson Township Historical Society holds ceremonies at the Veterans Memorial Site on Memorial Day, 9/11 and Veterans’ Day.
All are welcome to honor.
Saturday, 11 September 2021
Staging/Briefing: 10:00 AM
Langeloth Community Hall
1427-1429 Langeloth Rd, Langeloth, PA 15054
KSU: 10:15 AM
Upon arrival of the Veterans Memorial, Flag Line set
Memorial Service at 11:00 AM
Members can attend all of a mission or any part of the mission. PGR sets no time for a member to escort and or stand a mission. We Thank you for whatever time you give us and the families of our heroes appreciate your time.
Before heading out please watch the weather, dress accordingly and bring your 3×5 hand held American flags.
RCIC: Aaron Zeff